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Black English Vernacular.


or Bev, bev

[bev] /bɛv/
billion electron-volts. Unabridged
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  • BEV shot his horse from under him just to humble the insolent dog!

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • And BEV could be kept out of it altogether, until it was over.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I was tendin' to mite of an arrow wound in my right calf, and I just caught him in time, aimin' at BEV; but he missed him for you.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • Maybe our princess will be at the end of the trail, BEV, a real princess.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • Who do you think you're kidding, BEV, you sanctimonious hypocrite—me?

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • "Take my place, BEV," he said, as he left his wagon and joined Esmond Clarenden.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • Dis is Mas'r BEV'ly's father when he went away to school, jes after de wah was over.

    The Girl from Arizona Nina Rhoades
  • "It's the princess, BEV, the princess we were looking for," I joyously asserted.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • "BEV didn't get up there and pitch into us like that," muttered Dan.

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • "I'll go and save BEV's scalp when he's gunning too far from home," I declared.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for BEV


abbreviation (in the US)
gigaelectronvolts (GeV)
Word Origin
C20: from b(illion) e(lectron) v(olts)
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billion electron volts


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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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